American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 2-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 million students.

Dr. Carolyn Grubbs Williams Leadership Development Institute (LDI)

In keeping with its mission, NCBAA presents the Annual Leadership Development Institute for African American Mid-level Administrators. The Institute prepares African Americans in community colleges for leadership roles to insure that the pipeline to executive-level positions is fluid.

NCBAA is committed to delivering an exemplary leadership development program for African Americans in community colleges so as to enhance their leadership skills and provide opportunities for professional and personal growth.

College Grants and Scholarships for Black Women: African American

College grants for black women are available from a variety of institutions, agencies, programs, and foundations to assist black women in their pursuit of higher education.

These grants are designed to assist and encourage black women to obtain degrees in programs where they are often underrepresented or in fields that are non-traditional for women and especially black women.

Institute for Community College Research

The Institute for Community College Research is a nonprofit research organization administered by the BCC-Foundation for the benefit of Broome Community College and assists the college in its educational mission by conducting research on the educational process at the college and at other schools for comparative purposes.

National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA)

The National Council on Black American Affairs is a council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The NCBAA evolved over 50 years ago, during a time of great social, political, cultural, and educational change in the United States. African Americans and other groups that were underrepresented traditionally were enrolling in increasing numbers. Community colleges were being established at the rate of one per week.

In 1968, an ad hoc Black Caucus was organized during the Annual Convention of AACC, to address the changing needs in higher education. That caucus became the NCBAA — one of the first affiliated councils of AACC.

The National Council on Black American Affairs serves as a collaborative voice, promoting the academic success of African American students, faculty, staff and administrators.

NCBAA’s national council is a driving force in the advocacy of equal accessibility to college for members of the black community.

Scholarships for African American Students

Affordability is a concern for all college-bound students, including African Americans. Fortunately, a number of scholarships and financial aid opportunities are earmarked specifically for African Americans. Several organizations offer even more specific aid opportunities, such as scholarships for African American women.